Hagai Amir: Rabin's murder was a 'mitzva'

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September 2, 2012 17:47

 
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Hagai Amir said he does not regret his role in the murder of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin because his actions accorded with Jewish law, according to an interview published by +972 Magazine on Sunday.

Hagai, who was released in May after serving 16 years in jail, revealed that he and his brother Yigal thought about killing Rabin for two years before Yigal did so, an act he described as a "mitzva."

In the interview, Hagai predicted the impending destruction of Israel, saying "no one can change anything now. It’s too late." He attributed this inevitability to Israel's "regime," which he said had not changed its ways since his incarceration and was thus causing "a slow yet steady disintegration of the state."

Hagai said that the alleged misconduct of Israel's leaders had served to make his "belief stronger in the righteousness of our way despite everything."

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